A Burning in the Darkness by A P McGrath
|A Burning in the Darkness by A P McGrath|
|Reviewer: Luke Marlowe|
|Summary: Set in a busy airport, A Burning in the Darkness takes the reader on a flight filled with plenty of turbulence - a fun and bumpy ride with a thrilling plot and intelligent ideas conveyed well.|
|Buy? Maybe||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 253||Date: April 2017|
|External links: Author's website|
At a busy airport, Michael Kieh is a full time faith representative serving the needs of some of the 80 million passengers, but circumstance and evidence point to his guilt in a terrible crime. His struggle to prove his innocence leads him on a charged journey that pitches love against revenge. When a mysterious woman confides a dark secret, he is motivated to redress a heart-breaking injustice. Together they must battle against powerful forces as they edge dangerously close to unmasking a past crime. But Michael faces defeat when he chooses to protect a young witness, sparking memories of Michael's past in Liberia. As he fights to prove his innocence, Michael has to risk anything for the sake of love and truth.
Airports are fascinating places - the majority of us spend as little time as possible in them, but those who work in them live in a constantly shifting community filled with a fascinating cross section of society. It's in this intriguing setting that author A.P Mcgrath chooses to set his novel - taking the phrase Airport Thriller to a whole new level.
The story revolves around Michael Keih - a priest at an airport. His is an intriguing role and he's a compelling character for the readers to follow. His role as a Man of God makes for a unique viewpoint onto the events of the story - every action informed and governed by the rules and morals that form such a large part of his life. It's an underlying dimension to every aspect of the book, helping make it an especially interesting read by adding a layer of depth to the fast, thriller plot that takes centrestage.
This isn't a light thriller though - McGrath tackles some heavy themes, but does so with a careful, considered touch. The writing is such that the reader is gripped immediately, and swept into a plot that packs intelligent themes and an emotion depth into a twisting, page turning read. Many thanks to the publishers for the copy.
For further reading I recommend Condition: Book One - A Medical Miracle? by Alec Birri – another book that blends compelling characters and intriguing concepts into a pulse-raising read.
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